Research Fellows
Douglas S. Kenney

Senior Research Associate, Getches-Wilkinson Natural Resources Law Center
Director of the GWC Western Water Policy Program

University of Colorado Law School
322J Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 322J
Phone: (303) 492-1296
E-mail: douglas.kenney@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
Ph.D.   University of Arizona   1993  
M.S.   University of Michigan   1989  
B.A.   University of Colorado   1987  
Bio:
Doug Kenney has been with the Natural Resources Law Center since 1996. He researches and writes extensively on several water-related issues, including law and policy reform, river basin and watershed-level planning, the design of institutional arrangements, water resource economics, and alternative strategies for solving complex resource issues. Dr. Kenney has served as a consultant to a variety of local, state, multi-state, and federal agencies, including several Interior Department agencies, EPA, the US Forest Service, and special commissions (e.g., the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission); and national governments and non-governmental organizations in Asia and Africa. Additionally, he has made presentations in (at least) 19 states (and the District of Columbia), 7 nations, and 4 continents.

Published Books

Kenney, Douglas S., and Robert Wilkinson (editors). 2011. The Water-Energy Nexus in the Western United States. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Kenney (ed.), In Search of Sustainable Water Management: International Lessons for the American West and Beyond, (2005).

Articles

Kenney with Sarah Bates, Anne Bensard, and John Berggren, The Colorado River and the Inevitability of Institutional Change, Public Land & Resources Law Review, 32:103-152.
Kenney (with Andrea Ray, Ben Harding, Roger Pulwarty, and Brad Udall), Rethinking Vulnerability on the Colorado River, Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, 144:5-10, March 2010.
Kenney (with Goemans, Klein, Lowrey, and Reidy), Residential Water Demand Management: Lessons From Aurora, Colorado, Journal Of The American Water Resources Association Vol. 44, No. 1 (NOTE: if interested contact the author for a reprint) (2008). abstract
Kenney (with Peter D. Nichols), Watering Growth in Colorado: Swept Along by the Current or Choosing a Better Line?, 6 U. Denv. Water L. Rev. 411 (2003).
Kenney (with Kenneth D. Genskow), Building State-Local Watershed Partnerships, River Voices, 11(2):1, 4-9 (2000).
Historical and Sociopolitical Context of the Western Watersheds Movement, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 35(3):493-503 (1999).
Are Community-Based Watershed Groups Really Effective?: Confronting the Thorny Issue of Measuring Success, Chronicle of Community, 3(2):33-38 (1999).

Book Chapters

The Colorado River: What Prospect for 'A River No More'?, in River Basin Trajectories: Societies, Environments and Development 123 (Francois Molle & Philippus Wester eds.) (2009).
History of River Governance in the United States, in Sustainability in River Basins: A Question of Governance 109 (Alexandra Dehnhardt & Ulrich Petschow eds.) (2008).
Are Community Watershed Groups Effective? Confronting the Thorny Issue of Measuring Success, in Across the Great Divide: Explorations in Conservation and the American West, pages 188-193. Edited by Philip Brick, Donald Snow, and Sarah Van de Wetering (2000).

Press, Media & Publicity

Dry Times, Smart Solutions | The Boulder Daily Camera.com | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A Relentless Drought Is Forcing Las Vegas to Take Extreme Measures | Newsweek.com | Thursday, July 10, 2014
It's Official: Colorado Oil Shale Development Would Use Tons of Water, | KUNC.org | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Water-Energy Nexus & the Downfall of the Supply-Side Paradigm | The Water Leader | Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Western Snow equals water relief | FoxNews.com | Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Guest Commentary: Colorado River's coming crisis | Denver Post | Thursday, February 24, 2011
The drying of the West | The Economist | Thursday, January 27, 2011
Prompted By Scarcity, Colorado River Basin States Examine Their Lifeline | Circle of Blue | Monday, January 24, 2011